This page has been downloaded from www.englishupgrade.com It is photocopiable, but all copies must be complete pages. Copyright © Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002. Sellers:You love to go to flea markets because it is a chance to sell used things you no longer need.Also,you can chat and make new friends with other sellers as well as the customers.Try to get the highest prices for what you are selling,but don't be greedy! Buyers:You love to hunt for interesting and unusual things at flea markets.But of course,you want to get very low prices,too! You also like to chat with the sellers and other buyers.Try to buy the things on your list for the cheapest price you can get,but you can also buy other things if they interest you. BOOK 2 - UNIT 7 COMMUNICATION ACTIVITY FLEA MARKETS BUYER 1 You have $75 to spend. You're looking for an English tea service, an unusual and cool hat, and any reggae or hip hop CDs you can find. You also have an old Barbie doll you want to sell or trade for something else. BUYER 3 You only have $50 with you, but you're not really looking for anything big. You want to get a set of kitchenware (plates, cups, knives, and so on). You're also a fan of Bob Marley, so you would be happy to buy a CD of his music. And you'd love to get some nice Christmas cards or lights for your tree. BUYER 2 You have $150 with you, but you really want to spend less than $90 if you can. You're looking for a nice painting for your mom's birthday, a winter coat, a coffee maker, and a set of bath towels. You'd also like to find a new pair of shoes. BUYER 4 You're very rich, so you can afford to spend any amount of money. However, you hate spending money so you will only buy something if you get a big discount. Bargain hard to buy any of these things: a microwave oven, a cowboy hat, a statue for your lawn, and a Barbie doll. You also have a box of CDs of all kinds that you might swap for something. It is Sunday,and you are at the local park where there is a morning flea market. ✄ BOOK 2 - UNIT 7 COMMUNICATION ACTIVITY WHAT A LIFE! FLEA MARKETS SELLER 1 You have a real mixture of things to sell. You're hoping to get these prices: • three dolls that look like American Indians ($40 each) • a 12-piece tea service ($30) • a ladies' jacket used in a recent fashion show ($100) • one hat that looks like a box and an old cowboy hat ($25 each) • a small statue of a gnome ($40) • five umbrellas ($20 each) • a set of colored Christmas lights (some missing) ($15) SELLER 3 You collect shoes. You have about five thousand pairs of shoes, but you really need some money to pay your rent. You're trying to sell some of your collection. But it's really hard to sell any because you love them so much. So you're asking too much money ($80 each) and you're trying to convince people not to buy them. Tell the customers all the reasons why they shouldn't buy! You also have lots of posters of famous actors and rock music stars, and you want $20 for each of them because you think they are classics. SELLER 2 You have a really bad sense of style. You sell extremely ugly things that few people buy, but you can't understand why they aren't more popular. These are your items for sale: • five pairs of women's jeans with one leg longer than the other ($25 each) • a green and pink teapot with two spouts ($30) • a box of broken jewelry (earrings, bracelets, necklaces) for $5 each • a heavy wool coat ($50) • a "Rockin' Santa" doll that dances to Christmas music ($25) SELLER 4 You love to chat. In fact, you talk too much so you hardly ever sell anything. When a customer asks about the price of an object, you always try to change the subject of the conversation. You talk about anything except the price! The items you have for sale are: • a microwave oven • 25 movie videos (many kinds) • 2 large bath towels, each with a small hole • a box of ugly kitchenware you got as a wedding gift • an old coffeemaker (it doesn't use electricity) ✄ This page has been downloaded from www.englishupgrade.com It is photocopiable, but all copies must be complete pages. Copyright © Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002.